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Evening Hike at Island Ford -- Visitors Center -- BEGINNERS WELCOME

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs GA   Hike: Evening Hike at Island Ford -- Visitors Center -- BEGINNERS WELCOME  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Jun 9 2017  6:15 pm >> Fri, Jun 9 2017 8:15 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Jun 8 2017 9:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 9 2017 6:15 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Sue M.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Please join me for a hike on the beautiful trails of the Island Ford unit of the Chattahoochee River Natl Recreation Area (CRNRA).   We will be hiking at a steady but moderate pace along the river, up into the woods and looping back around to view the water.   We will NOT be hiking the lollipop loop.  

There are some hills, roots and rocks but will be manageable for people who have been hiking easier D2s.     

If you are someone that wants a fast fitness hike or wants to go up ahead please do not sign up as the plan is to stick together as a group.   

We will meet at the Visitor Center.   See below for directions.

Please note that there is a $3 cash parking fee unless you have an annual Chattahoochee River Rec parking pass.     

There are no bathrooms because the visitors center will be closed.         

Please feel free to bring your dog but know that, per park rules, all dogs must be on a leash.  

Required Items to Bring:

Hiking shoes
Water to keep you hydrated
$3 cash for parking or annual valid parking pass
Epi-pen if neeeded

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How to Get There:
Event Directions:

DIRECTIONS for DRIVERS proceeding NORTHBOUND on GA400 from the GA400/I285 Interchange

1. Take GA400 to exit #6 (Northridge Road) Bear right to loop around the exit, stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400 and immediately turn right at the light onto Dunwoody Place.          
2. Continue northward on Dunwoody Place about 0.5 miles to the light at Roberts Drive.
3. Turn right onto Roberts Drive and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right (pictured above) at Island Ford Parkway. 
4. Turn right onto Island Ford Parkway and go all the way until it dead ends into the Visitor Center which is about 3/4 of a mile.     


DIRECTIONS for DRIVERS proceeding SOUTHBOUND on GA400 from Alpharetta/Roswell

1.  Take GA400 southbound to exit #6 (Northridge Road). Bear right to loop around the exit and at the traffic light continue straight ahead onto Dunwoody Place.  
2.  Then follow directions steps 2,3,4 above for the Northbound GA400 drivers to reach our meetup parking lot at the Visitor Center. 

For a zoomable map or satellite view of that spot click on the rectangular blue/green "event location" icon near the top of this article.

Physical address is::

1978 Island Ford Parkway
Atlanta, GA  30350





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